Everyone knows Warren Buffett is one of the richest man in the world. Few people know that he started his career very early in his childhood and faced great deal of struggle to reach the place he is today. Although he is fiercely ambitious, he has never undervalued the importance of sustained efforts, humility, patience and perseverance. He is hugely loved and adored for his simplicity and the respect he gives to his colleagues & competitors alike. He is an avid bridge player and plays musical instruments on a brilliant scale. In spite of his colossal wealth, he makes it a point to write his own annual reports and articles. Here are some of the best Warren Buffett quotes.

51 Motivational Warren Buffett Quotes

  1. “Price is what you pay and value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

2. “If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.” – Warren Buffett

3. “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” – Warren Buffett

4. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” – Warren Buffett

5. “I made my first investment at the age of 11. I was wasting my time up until then.” – Warren Buffett

6. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” –  Warren Buffett

7. “You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out.” – Warren Buffett

8. “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. ” –  Warren Buffett

9. “Never test the depth of the river with both feet.” – Warren Buffett 

10. “Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.” – Warren Buffett

11. “What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.” – Warren Buffett

12. “I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.” – Warren Buffett

13. “Stocks are still the best of all the poor alternatives in an era of inflation.” – Warren Buffett 

14. “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” – Warren Buffett

15. “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” – Warren Buffett

16. “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.” – Warren Buffett

17. “Don’t save what is left after spending but spend what is left after savings.” – Warren Buffett

18. “Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill. ” – Warren Buffett

19. “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble” – Warren Buffett

20. “You know … you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.”  Warren Buffett

21. “Rule 1 – Never lose money. Rule 2 – Never forget Rule 1.” – Warren Buffett

22. “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett

23. “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” –  Warren Buffett

24. “If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.” – Warren Buffett

25. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

26. “Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.” – Warren Buffett

27. “Wall Street is the only place that people drive to in a Rolls Royce to take advice from people who ride the subway.” – Warren Buffett

28. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett

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29. “Never depend on single income, make investment to create a second source.” – Warren Buffett

30. “I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire.” – Warren Buffett

31. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffett

32. “Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll turn out to be.” – Warren Buffett

33. “If you buy things you don’t need you will soon have to sell things you need.” – Warren Buffett

34. “When you have a choice, it is much more important to know how to say ‘NO’ than ‘YES’.” – Warren Buffett

35. “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for re-election.” – Warren Buffett

36. “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” – Warren Buffett

37. “Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.” – Warren Buffett

38. “I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” – Warren Buffett

39. “You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” – Warren Buffett

40. “People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most.” – Warren Buffett

41. “If you don’t find a way to make money when you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffett

42. “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffett

43. “It’s nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don’t want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it’s a little like saving sex for your old age.” – Warren Buffett

44. “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.” –  Warren Buffett

45. “It is better to hang out with people better than you. You will drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett

46. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

47. “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” – Warren Buffett

48. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffet

49. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett

50. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” –  Warren Buffett

51. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” – Warren Buffett

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